Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Today is My Birthday

Today is my birthday-49 years of a blessed life. Here is a pictorial of how I've been blessed. At an early age I realized the greatest love I would ever know happened on a cross a long time ago. I realized I wanted the assurance in my heart that I belonged to God and He lives in me. God gave me wonderful Christian parents who loved each other and us. They took us to church and taught us important values. They have been married 56 years and have faced health adversities.They still love each other and live well.

The first picture above is my Little (6foot 4) brother Bert who was born when I was 11. He has two precious kids and a wonderful wife. I am proud of the man he is. The next picture is my parents, my oldest brother Mike, his daughterAmanda and my sister Julie.My oldest brother is a single father and he and his son Nick may be moving home to Alabama. That will be a blessing. My sister is 3 years younger than me and she lives with my Mom and Dad and she has been a wonderful care giver during and since my parents health troubles. We all grew up and have many wonderful memories to keep in our hearts of dinner together every night, Christmases and holidays together, heartaches shared and someone who is always there for you even if we don't speak everyday.

The first picture above is Ashley, my oldest daughter, who is a remarkable mother of two and now has one more blessing on the way. She married my son-in love Donny, who is wonderful and we all have a blessed close relationship. I am proud of the woman she is. The next is me with my son Chase and daughter Whitney. Chase is a wonderful daddy to my little bugger boy Ryder and he is a good man-I'm proud of him. Whitney is a senior at University of Alabama-ROLL TIDE-I'm actually a heart divided but that's another story.WAR EAGLE! I am very proud of her and look forward to see the places she'll go. She's very gifted in many ways.

These are my 3 precious GRANDCHILDREN who give me the desire to take care of myself so I can live long and see them grow up. I love every minute I have with them and wait for the next one. Just look at them- what a blessing!
I can't leave out my Husband John-we have been married 17 years this year and he is an awesome Papa and finally got to experience baby love through his grandchildren. He took me and 3 kids and loved and took care of us. I think I'll keep him.

This is Juju and Barbie, my two best friends. I am blessed with many friends, including 6 dear friends from high school over 30 plus years of friendship, plus a Sunday School class of ladies I love very much. I have friends that are big parts of my life and extended family that are dear to me. These two ladies are the everyday, know all about me, share our lives, now we are family friends and I thank God for them.

So can't you see that I am blessed, cos this is just the tip of the iceburg and the special people who enrich my life. Oh yeah, they are all waiting on me to come eat dinner with them -so I guess I better go.

Thanks for letting me share and as always I pray you are blessed!


linda said...

Happy Happy Birthday wishes to one blessed lady!

Hope your day was a special one!

jennifer said...

Happy Birthday Lorie! You really are blessed. And you are doubley blessed because you don't take any of it for granted.

Today is my diva Daughter's Birthday too. I did a post about her and the blessing that she is to me!

Wonderful people are born on June the 11th!

Be blessed.


The Southern Mom said...

Happy Birthday, sweetie! I hope you had a great one.

Yes, you are truly blessed, as I am to 'know' you!

Dawn said...

Happy birthday to you!!!

Wishing you many more blessings on top of all the ones you already have!

Know that you are a blessing to all of us who know you through blogging!!!

Anonymous said...

Lorie,I hope that you have an enjoyable day,and MANNY MORE.
It is a blessing in it's selve to keep waking up every day and have loved one around.I feel this way every dat that I wake up.I'm greatful for waking up,I'm greatful for the love of my life.
Hugs,and Blessings all around. that's my story and I'm .....

Betty said...

Happy Belated Birthday. You have a very lovely family. I, too, experienced baby love and grandchildren through my husband's kids.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, am I bad or what?? Happy Belated Lorie, I am so sorry, Some blog friend I am. I hope you had a wonderful day of celebration and by the way I'm older, I just turned 51. You're a youngin.

I loved seeing all the pictures of your family. I too am blessed.


It's All Good! said...

Happy Birthday, Lorie! Our birthdays are only 2 days apart...mine's today, the 13th!
Hope your day was super special!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Brenda :)

April said...

Happy Belated Birthday !! We are blessed to be in your circle of influence. I love you!!

Valarie said...

Happy Late Birthday!!!!!!

I will see you tomorrow :)